Check out this video that compares geologic time to a piano keyboard.
The JASON Project in association with National Geographic has produced science-related curriculum that may be useful for your classroom. The curriculum takes a mission driven approach (e.g. students are part of a "team" of scientists working on a science adventure. The PDF versions of the curriculum are free and do not require you to register for the site.
Some of the topics include:
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has a long history of compiling the best astronomical resources for teachers. For years, at professional development workshops we used activities from their "Universe at Your Fingertips" book, that required a 4" D-ring binder to hold. When we gave each teacher a copy, they were always appreciative until they had to pack the heavy binder in their luggage for the trip home.
We are happy to announce this new free education resource. Environmental Literacy and Inquiry (ELI) Climate Change:
Here are some videos that may be useful for your students as they consider science careers: Smithsonian - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scientist/
All kinds of people become scientists. And scientists do all kinds of things. Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?
Penn State Public Broadcasting has released the final episode of the web series, Geospatial Revolution. In this episode, film makers consider the role of geospatial technologies in understanding climate change, combatting world hunger, and in empowering people to take control of decision-making about their city and lives. Learn More about the Geospatial Revolution project and watch the videos.
Earth: The Operators Manual is a program featured on PBS. Many clips from the show suitable for classroom use will be featured on this site as Earth Day approaches. The show is hosted by Penn State's Richard Alley.
Some of the clips already posted include topics such as CO2 In the Ice Core Record, It's us and the Pentagon, and Climate Change